SIGNIFICANT EVENTS - EDUCATION and OUTREACH
02/16/01

Project Scientist Speaks to Students and Community

Dr. Melora Larson of JPL, project scientist for the Low Temperature Microgravity Physics Facility (LTMPF), gave the opening lecture for the 61st series of "What Physicists Do" at Sonoma State University. Her talk was entitled "Low Temperature Research on the International Space Station." She described the history of Fundamental Physics research in space, and she described the development of the LTMPF for the ISS. The audience of students and members of the community left with a new appreciation of the science that is enabled by the space station. Dr. Larson came to the attention of the organizers of the lecture series through the web page profiling the women of microgravity science at http://microgravity.nasa.gov/WOMEN/.



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